Saturday, June 19, 2010

Dating my husband...

Ok, so for fun I joined a summer Completing Him Challenge that I mentioned earlier in my blogging. Each week there will be a new blog over whatever she challenges us to do. This week I am to post dating pics and our dating story. : )

So here is our story:

I met Jayson at Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC) He was there for Journalism and I was there for Journalism and Mathematics. As it turns out they were in the same building. I think it had been a few months before I really started to talk openly with him and we would stay late to work on the paper (so would others), but there was something special about him. He quickly became someone I wanted to hang out with. I was always happy when we happen to be where we could just talk and laugh.

So eventually I looked up his number in our professor's "secret" files that we filled out at the beginning of the year every year. I decided to call him and as they say the rest is history.

So we hung out all summer...I longed to be with him always. I even had a summer job 4 hours away, but we made a point to always see eachother...I think every cent I made was spent on gas and that was when it was about 96 cents per gallon...oopps...I think I just gave away my

We became best friends. I loved all the talks, laughs and days we got to see eachother. I never wanted to be separate from him (all my friends at the time could probably attest to could our families).

So then one day my best friend (Jayson) decides to ask that question I so badly wanted to hear. Will you marry me? Of course he already knew what I would say, but I just love knowing that he wanted me as much as I needed him. is so amazing to me that God's timing is just that...His timing. Even though we were both Christians then, it has only been this past year that we have truly tried to be still and hear what God wants from us.

Can you believe that in 10 years of marraige I am still so in love with my husband and it grows by the day. I thank God for him and our children daily and pray that God will continue to show us what and where His plans for us are.

When I first thought about doing this blog for this challenge at the start of this week, I thought...ok, just another thing I have to get done, but as I sit here writing the details of our life from the beginning, I truly feel all that love again and am so thankful to be where I am now and I am reminded that even before I knew God knew the plans he had for me.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A different kind of Krabby Patty...

Funny Memories...

I know most of us have heard of Sponge Bob's krabby patty's which where actually just hamburgers:

Well, today as I was making my kiddos lunch, I remembered when my now 8 and 10 year old were only 1 and 3! Oh the times : ) My kids liked to watch Sponge Bob! Well, one day I decided that I would make them a grilled cheese, so in order to get them to eat it I called it a Krabby Patty.

As most of you know with little ones, once you name something (whether it is the right name or not) that is the name that sticks. So to this day I still call a grilled cheese a krabby

Of course now they know it's real name, but I guess I just love the to me it will always be a krabby patty!

Here are some pictures of my darlings enjoying our krabby patties from today:

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Have you ever heard that the more water you drink the more you need and crave it? I have never believed this...EVER! That is until one time on one of my many tries to lose weight I vowed to drink as much water as I possibly could (without wetting my pants in class because I did not have a break til other teachers understand I'm sure). I was amazed that I did want to drink even more water...Let me clear this up: I HATE DRINKING has no taste to is not fun to drink at all...I have to make myself drink it...ANYWAY...during that time I was craving water...I wanted it...I drank it...I still did not love it...but you could not tell it by the way I was drinking it.

Okay...all that to say, that I have found getting in the Word to be very similar. (Of course without the hate attached). I have found that the more I am in the Word the more I crave His Word...the more I want to know more about His is like a longing to get more and more and more. I thought it was funny that these two things suddenly linked up in my head.

Right now, I crave time with God daily. If I do not get it for some reason (and it happens more than I like to say) I find myself left with a longing for it...and a need to get it as soon as possible.

I wish I still had that craving for water...I am going to try to start making myself drink it again and hope that craving comes!

I took the Challenge...

I have also (Like Kim) decided to do the Completing Him Challenge from June 7 to August 9. I long to be the woman that my husband needs to help him be the man God wants him to be. I know my role is to be his helper and am excited to how this challenge will bring our family closer to His plan for our lives.

Be sure to check it out and join in! Go to

Saturday, June 5, 2010

As good as it gets...

After doing and undoing this blog for about an hour, this is as good as it is going to get I'm afraid.
I have decided after reading everyone's blogs for a few weeks that I would really like to start doing my own as well. So here it be! I am looking forward to posting the fun, exciting, challenging, encouraging, and everyday life things here.

My husband and I have been praying that God would use us for His purposes. We are excited to see where God will use us.